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Chelsea Bieker        

Author of "Godshot"

Chelsea Bieker is the author of "Godshot." She is the recipient of a 2018 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award.

Her writing has been published in Granta, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Catapult, Electric Literature, Joyland, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, and others. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. Her debut novel, "Godshot," was released in April of 2020. "Godshot" centers around themes of religious fanaticism, environmental disaster, and gender inequality and takes place in California's Central Valley, where Bieker was raised.

She holds a BS in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University.

Bieker lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children where she teaches college composition as well as fiction writing for Catapult and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop.

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Fiction Book Review: Godshot by Chelsea Bieker. Catapult, $26 ...

Religious fanaticism, environmental disaster, and gender inequality form the core of Bieker's propulsive, ambitious debut centered on 14-year-old Lacey May ...

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